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Bass

Largemouths stay shallow longer than you think.3 Ways to Fool Postspawn Bass

3 Ways to Fool Postspawn Bass

Largemouths stay shallow longer than you think.

By Pete Robbins

Kayaks provide many advantages on the water.The Big Appeal to Kayak Fishing

The Big Appeal to Kayak Fishing

Kayaks provide many advantages on the water.

Kristine Fischer

An explanation to why adequate structure is critical for freshwater fishHabitat and the Importance of Structure

Habitat and the Importance of Structure

An explanation to why adequate structure is critical for freshwater fish

Dr. Hal Schramm

These secrets will put more and bigger bass in your boat!Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

These secrets will put more and bigger bass in your boat!

Jim Edlund

Here are VanDam's three favorite color patterns on a lipless crankbait.3 Lipless Crankbait Colors That Made KVD A Million Bucks

3 Lipless Crankbait Colors That Made KVD A Million Bucks

Here are VanDam's three favorite color patterns on a lipless crankbait.

Alan McGuckin

Here are a few money tips for catching smallmouth bass after the ice melts.Top 5 Great Lakes Presentations for Ice-Out Smallmouth

Top 5 Great Lakes Presentations for Ice-Out Smallmouth

Here are a few money tips for catching smallmouth bass after the ice melts.

Justin Brouillard

Walleye

The appeal of fishing with a “cork” only wanes when it refuses to go down.Slipfloats for Walleyes

Slipfloats for Walleyes

The appeal of fishing with a “cork” only wanes when it refuses to go down.

Matt Straw

Super hot seasonal patterns.Prespawn River Walleyes

Prespawn River Walleyes

Super hot seasonal patterns.

In-Fisherman

Sometimes, the best ideas are the simplest and the bottom bouncer is as simple and as fundamental as it gets.Bottom Bouncers: Going Retro for Walleyes

Bottom Bouncers: Going Retro for Walleyes

Sometimes, the best ideas are the simplest and the bottom bouncer is as simple and as

David Harrison

When the leaves start to change colors, so does a walleye's attitudes.Top 3 Fall Spots for Walleyes

Top 3 Fall Spots for Walleyes

When the leaves start to change colors, so does a walleye's attitudes.

Ross Robertson

Consider food when targeting late season walleyesFactoring Forage For Late Season Walleyes

Factoring Forage For Late Season Walleyes

Consider food when targeting late season walleyes

Doug Stange

Trolling tackle doesn't need to be expensive to be functional and last for ages.Walleye Rod-and-Reel Combos That Won't Break the Bank

Walleye Rod-and-Reel Combos That Won't Break the Bank

Trolling tackle doesn't need to be expensive to be functional and last for ages.

In-Fisherman Staff, Field Editors, & Friends

Catfish

Consider the following important factors in selecting an appropriate model.Kayak Fishing for Catfish

Kayak Fishing for Catfish

Consider the following important factors in selecting an appropriate model.

Steve Ryan

The fishing on the Red River is as good as it's ever been.Tips & Tactics for Red River Catfish

Tips & Tactics for Red River Catfish

The fishing on the Red River is as good as it's ever been.

Doug Stange

A bumping rod is the unicorn of fishing rods because building the right rod for bumping feels impossible at times.Selecting a Bumping Rod and Reel for Catfish

Selecting a Bumping Rod and Reel for Catfish

A bumping rod is the unicorn of fishing rods because building the right rod for bumping feels

David Harrison

Ensuring the release of live and healthy catfish is critical.Tips for Higher Catfish Survival Rates

Tips for Higher Catfish Survival Rates

Ensuring the release of live and healthy catfish is critical.

Dr. Hal Schramm

Prespawn catfish madness: Prespawn is one of the most consistent and predictable bites of thePrespawn Catfish Madness

Prespawn Catfish Madness

Prespawn catfish madness: Prespawn is one of the most consistent and predictable bites of the

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Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is simply a matter of putting a good bait in the right in front of them. 8 Best Catfish Rigs - When, Where and How to Use Them

8 Best Catfish Rigs - When, Where and How to Use Them

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is

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Panfish

The new pending world record exceeds the 6-pound mark.World Record Redear Sunfish

World Record Redear Sunfish

The new pending world record exceeds the 6-pound mark.

In-Fisherman Staff

Less action is more when stubborn crappies refuse to eat.Never Jig a Crappie Jig

Never Jig a Crappie Jig

Less action is more when stubborn crappies refuse to eat.

Mark Hicks

Targeting jumbo perch in early spring is not as difficult as you may think.Micro Swimbaits for Early Perch

Micro Swimbaits for Early Perch

Targeting jumbo perch in early spring is not as difficult as you may think.

Justin Brouillard

One easy way to estimate fish weight is through the use of standard length-weight formulas.Bluegill Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Bluegill Length To Weight Conversion Chart

One easy way to estimate fish weight is through the use of standard length-weight formulas.

Dr. Rob Neumann

Target lily pads for big springtime spawning crappies.Spring Crappies Love Lily Pads

Spring Crappies Love Lily Pads

Target lily pads for big springtime spawning crappies.

David Brown

They're the most universally effective and functional float rigs I've found.5 Fantastic Panfish Float Rigs

5 Fantastic Panfish Float Rigs

They're the most universally effective and functional float rigs I've found.

Matt Straw

Pike & Muskie

If your passion runs deep for giant pike, these top destinations offer the opportunity to make those dreams a reality.Top Pike Destinations

Top Pike Destinations

If your passion runs deep for giant pike, these top destinations offer the opportunity to make

Steve Ryan

How pike live and feed during the winter months remains largely unknown, but here are some helpful facts to locate and catch hungry pike.Understanding Winter Pike

Understanding Winter Pike

How pike live and feed during the winter months remains largely unknown, but here are some

Gord Pyzer

One angler's forgotten, overlooked, underutilized musky lure is another fisherman's all-time favorite.Forgotten (Or Temporarily Overlooked) Muskie Lures

Forgotten (Or Temporarily Overlooked) Muskie Lures

One angler's forgotten, overlooked, underutilized musky lure is another fisherman's all-time

Cory Schmidt

Do pike under ice cover choose the same types of habitats they use in summer?Pike Movement and Habitat: Summer vs. Winter

Pike Movement and Habitat: Summer vs. Winter

Do pike under ice cover choose the same types of habitats they use in summer?

Dr. Rob Nuemann

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girthPike Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Pike Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as

Dr. Rob Neumann

If muskies are the question, livebait might just be the answer.Livebait Rigging Systems for Muskies

Livebait Rigging Systems for Muskies

If muskies are the question, livebait might just be the answer.

Cory Schmidt

Trout & Salmon

Big lakers will feast during late ice, here's how to locate the fish and how to catch themHard Water Lake Trout, Part 2: Late Ice

Hard Water Lake Trout, Part 2: Late Ice

Big lakers will feast during late ice, here's how to locate the fish and how to catch them

Justin Brouillard

Standing shoulder to shoulder with someone casting in the same hole can be the norm nowadaysReaders Journal: Combat fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead and Brown Trout

Readers Journal: Combat fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead and Brown Trout

Standing shoulder to shoulder with someone casting in the same hole can be the norm nowadays

Matt Michalski

Float rigs for steel during fluctuating water levels.Float Fishing Steelhead

Float Fishing Steelhead

Float rigs for steel during fluctuating water levels.

Matt Straw

For steelhead, texture and the passage of light through an egg is important.Soft Beads for Steelhead

Soft Beads for Steelhead

For steelhead, texture and the passage of light through an egg is important.

Matt Straw



Don Wirth: When cold water rushes through the turbines of a dam, an incredible, albeitTactics For Tailwater Trout

Tactics For Tailwater Trout

Don Wirth: When cold water rushes through the turbines of a dam, an incredible, albeit

Chris Hoffman

A look at the best lake trout waters on the planet. World's Best Lake Trout Waters

World's Best Lake Trout Waters

A look at the best lake trout waters on the planet.

Matt Straw

Other Fish

Lessons from largemouth can be applied to topwater tuna abroad.5 Bass Lessons from Topwater Tuna

5 Bass Lessons from Topwater Tuna

Lessons from largemouth can be applied to topwater tuna abroad.

Pete Robbins

Their fighting ability is far superior to the largemouth bass—more par with muskies.The Case for Super Bass (AKA Snakeheads)

The Case for Super Bass (AKA Snakeheads)

Their fighting ability is far superior to the largemouth bass—more par with muskies.

Steve Ryan

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species.Questioning Fish Introductions

Questioning Fish Introductions

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species.

Dr. Hal Schramm

To consistently catch saugers, particularly super-size spots, anglers must first understand a bit about their behavior.Tips & Tricks for More Saugers

Tips & Tricks for More Saugers

To consistently catch saugers, particularly super-size spots, anglers must first understand a

Dan Johnson

A trophy alligator gar may live to be 50 to 80 years old and yet spawn only a handful of times in its lifetime.Going for Gator Gar

Going for Gator Gar

A trophy alligator gar may live to be 50 to 80 years old and yet spawn only a handful of times

Steve Ryan

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.

Steve Ryan

Ice Fishing

For the most part, basins are mid- to late-winter haunts for perch, crappies, and bluegills.Tools of the Trade for Basin Panfish

Tools of the Trade for Basin Panfish

For the most part, basins are mid- to late-winter haunts for perch, crappies, and bluegills.

Matt Straw

Implementing a tip down into your ice-fishing arsenal will yield more bites when the bite gets tough.Tip Down Tune Up

Tip Down Tune Up

Implementing a tip down into your ice-fishing arsenal will yield more bites when the bite gets

Bill Wenzel

Here's some great tips for taking channel cats through the ice.Ice Fishing Catfish

Ice Fishing Catfish

Here's some great tips for taking channel cats through the ice.

Steve Ryan

There's a lot more to it than just catching fish.What It's Like to Be an Ice Fishing Guide

What It's Like to Be an Ice Fishing Guide

There's a lot more to it than just catching fish.

Matt Straw

If you have yet to ice fish with a spooler-type reel, you should this winter.Why You Should Fish with an Ice Spooler This Season

Why You Should Fish with an Ice Spooler This Season

If you have yet to ice fish with a spooler-type reel, you should this winter.

Gord Pyzer

Keep these simple concepts in mind when looking for active fish beneath the ice5 Secrets To Fine Tune Big Lake Hardwater Walleyes and Perch

5 Secrets To Fine Tune Big Lake Hardwater Walleyes and Perch

Keep these simple concepts in mind when looking for active fish beneath the ice

Ross Robertson

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